Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Premiers, champions or both?

Editor September 20, 2017

1372 Fixture1372 TipsWELL, here we are after six months of Goulburn Valley league footy and to be honest, it is no surprise that the Kyabram Bombers have taken all before them again in season 2017 and go into this weekend’s grand final as raging hot favourites.

They have had a few close calls this year but they have stars on every line in Pettifer, Mueller, Burstin, Sheldon, Mangan and Ogden (where do you stop really?). There are 10 more I haven’t mentioned and if anyone has a bad day, one of the others will carry the load.

Shepparton has had a magnificent year finishing second after the home and away games and now find themselves through to the big one. Not an easy task considering they lost the Qualifying Final to Kyabram and then had to win two finals to get there. It makes them clearly the second best side in 2017.

The big question is can they pinch the premiership cup off Kyabram?

They have been sensational in their last two finals and with Matt Brett, Mitch Brett, evergreen, Nick Allan and Rowan Hiscock in fine form they will give themselves a great chance. John Bradaric with seven goals in last week’s preliminary final was a fine effort and he needs another seven this week.

Deakin Reserve is the home of the Shepparton Bears but it will be Kyabram to hold the cup up by around five goals.